Accelerate College Completion

Saint Thomas Academy offers students a number of Advanced Placement courses for which they can earn college credit by passing the exam. Our students score very well on AP exams.

With Challenge Comes Reward

We offer a number of Advanced Placement (AP), College in the School (CIS) and Program for Advanced College Credit (PACC) courses, for which students can earn college credit. These courses demand more study time and effort than standard courses. In addition to meeting the prerequisites, students must be highly motivated and willing to study more independently, and at an accelerated rate

2017-18 Available AP Courses (test date):

  • Biology (May 8)
  • Calculus AB and BC (May 15)
  • Chinese Language at Visitation (May 10)
  • Government—American & Comparative (May 17)
  • English Literature & Composition (May 9)
  • Environmental Science (May 10)
  • French Language at Visitation (May 15)
  • Macroeconomics (May 16)
  • Microeconomics (May 18)
  • Spanish Language at Visitation (May 8)
  • Statistics (May 17)
  • U.S. Government and Politics (May 10)
  • U.S. History (May 11)
  • World History (May 17)

Additional Information

CIS courses require students to purchase their own books, complete a University of Minnesota form, and pay an additional tuition fee. In the Program for Advanced College Credit (PACC), Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota offers optional credit to students enrolled in AP Biology or Honors Advanced Morality. Students pay a modest tuition fee to Saint Mary’s University.